After the US and UK releases of We Are X, it is now finally coming out in Japan and is available for preorder. The Japanese release comes in several different options: Collectors Edition 3 Disks or 1 Disk (Blu-ray), Special Edition (Blu-ray and DVD) and Standard Edition (Blu-ray and DVD). All products will be released on October 11th.
All editions include a randomly selected trading card and a full version of the documentary. Special edition also features slipcase & digipak packaging and comes with a 24 page booklet (subject to change), two bonus discs including Japanese exclusive contents such as a documentary featuring Yoshiki’s piano performance at Sundance Film Festival and the special version of We are X shown at the Wembley Arena in London and at the We are X World Tour 2017 in Japan. The bonus discs also contain performances of Kurenai and Forever Love from The Last Live, an interview with members and an unreleased footage collection.
The 1 Disk Collectors Edition features a framed version of the We are X Blu-ray disk, while the 3 Disk Collectors Edition also includes the two bonus disks that are included in the Special Edition, framed.
For a very interesting interview with Stephen Kijak, the director of We are X, see Episode 15 (15 April 2017) of the X Japan Podcast – You can find them on iTunes and Facebook.
Posted: July 18th, 2017
Apparently yesterday’s accouncement about X Japan’s US tour in summer and details about the album release aren’t all news yet. After Yoshikitty, Y Wine, Yoshikimono and many other products, X Japan are now also planning to take their spot in the tissue market with a new brand called “Dry your Tears with Love“, named after a line of their famous song “Tears“.
The idea came up when discussing the past of X Japan and all the drama surrounding the band before a screening of the “We are X” documentary that brings tears to the eyes of everyone watching it. Because of this, the first place you can get your hands on the limited exclusive first edition of the “Dry your Tears with Love” tissue boxes (pictured below) will be for the screenings of “We are X” at Japanese theaters from April 14th, for free with each ticket. The regular edition will hit all major convinience store chains throughout Japan starting on May 1st. Details will be released soon!
This is an April Fools’ Day Joke! None of these things are true. ;)
Posted: April 1st, 2017
On January 25th, Yoshiki made a bunch of announcements on his niconico channel regarding ‘We are X’.
The movie will finally be shown in Japanese cinemas starting on March 3rd. It will also start in UK cinemas later that month. There are plans to show it in South Korea, Taiwan, Germany and Australia, according to the Japanese press.
Simultaneously, the ‘We are X’ soundtrack will be released as a 2-disc album and is already available for preorder! While we already know the majority of the songs, it will also include ‘La Venus’ which Yoshiki wrote for the documentary film. Both ‘La Venus’ and ‘Without You’ were re-recorded in 2017 exclusively for the soundtrack. The Japanese version of the album will also contain two bonus songs.
WE ARE X Soundtrack Track List
1. La Venus (Acoustic Version)*
2. Kurenai (from The Last Live)
3. Forever Love
4. A Piano String in Es Dur
6. Crucify My Love
8. Standing Sex (from X Japan Returns)
10. Longing / Setsubo-no-yoru
11. Art of Life (3rd Movement)
12. Endless Rain (from The Last Live)
13. X (from The Last Live)
14. Without You (Unplugged)
* New Recording 2017, Soundtrack Exclusive
1. Rusty Nail (from Dahlia Tour Final)
2. Forever Love (from The Last Live)
Posted: January 26th, 2017
‘We Are X’ will be released in the US by Magnolia Home Entertainment and the UK by MangaUK.
Digital EST February 21, 2017
Blu-ray, DVD, VoD March 7, 2017
UPDATE: Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD April 25, 2017
You can find details for streaming options here.
On Demand May 1, 2017
DVD May 1, 2017
Posted: January 22nd, 2017
It was announced that YOSHIKI composed “Bara no youni saite, Sakura no youni chitte” (which means “Bloom like a rose, Fall like a cherry blossom”), the theme song of a drama series “Seisei suruhodo, aishiteru” which is going to start to be aired on July 12th. According to YOSHIKI’s comment, it’s a Japanese-sounding song with Japanese chord progression and Japanese lyrics. Seiko Matsuda, a Japanese famous female pop singer who sang this song says “the sensitive beautiful melody and lyrics are really amazing”.
Let’s look forward to listening to it next Tuesday!
YOSHIKI also talked about X JAPAN’s new album. He says that it was decided that another song will be added to the album and they are recording it now. It seems that it’s the theme song of something and will be released in autumn ahead of the documentary film and the album. He is implying that he will make a big announcement within the next few weeks, so we are looking forward to that!
Posted: July 9th, 2016